Virginia Reader's Choice 2020-21
Elementary (grades 3-5)
Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson
Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord
Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth
Song for A Whale by Lynne Kelly
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart

Primary (grades 1-3)
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan
The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens
What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz
Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi
There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach Clackety
Track: Poems About Trains by Skila Brown

VA Reader's Choice 2019-20


Adventures of Henry Whiskers  by Gigi Priebe

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid  by Robin Mellom

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion  by Chris Barton

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Her Right Foot  by Dave Eggers

Lemons  by Melissa Savage

The Losers Club  by Andrew Clements

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee

Shadows at Jamestown  by Steven K. Smith

They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School  by Simone Lia


Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared    by Thyra Heder

The Boo Boos That Changed the World  by Barry Wittenstein

Can I Be Your Dog?  by Troy Cummings

Give Me Back My Book!  by Travis Foster

Jabari Jumps  by Gaia Cornwall

Little Penguin and the Lollipop  by Tadgh Bentley

Sing, Don’t Cry  by Angela Dominguez

This Is a Ball  by Beck and Matt Stanton

What If . . . .  by Samantha Berger

When’s My Birthday?  by Julie Fogliano